News - West Midlands

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Endurance workshops: 22 November

The Staffordshire Athletics Network will be holding an endurance workshop day on 22nd November at the Alleynes Sports Centre in Stone. The morning workshop runs from 10am to noon and is entitled Volume vs Intensity through maturation. In the afternoon a Biomechanics for Athletes workshop with an interview followed by QA and drills.

Seeking volunteer RUN! Activator at Aston University

We are looking to recruit a dynamic person to become the Aston University RUN Activator (voluntary position) with the key aim of increasing participation levels in athletics and running amongst students at Aston University.

Selection races for the London Mini Marathon West Midlands team

Selection races for the 2015 London Mini Marathon West Midlands team will be taking place on Saturday 28th February and are open to all West Midlands qualified athletes under UKA Rules. All races will be over 3 miles on traffic free roads and entry is free.

Tamworth AC latest club to be visited by England Athletics CEO

Tamworth AC was the latest club to be visited by England Athletics CEO Chris Jones, as part of his ongoing series of visits to affiliated clubs across the country. The club, part of the South Staffordshire Athletics Network, has produced a number of senior international athletes in its 40 year history and is open four times a week for training at their stadium on the outskirts of the town.

West Midlands Local Coach Development Day dates announced

The West Midlands Coach Development Days are free and open to all coaches and run leaders of any level of experience who feel they would benefit from attending. Each day will consist of parallel sessions for Track and Field Coaches and for Run Leaders.

Midlands and South West Coaching Conference draw in Internationally Successful Key Note Speakers

On Sunday 28th September Birmingham HIPAC will be hosting the 2014 Midlands and South West Annual Coaching Conference. This year there is a fantastic selection of workshops available to all coaches and leaders who want to develop their skills and knowledge within the sport. The conference has also managed to secure two fantastic key note speakers that are sure to be a strong pull for all coaches and leaders.

Trevor Marsay - details of funeral

Athletics in England lost yet another of their long serving, highly dedicated and successful Coaches in the West Midlands following the death at the age of 65 of Trevor Marsay at the end of August. Details of his funeral have now been released.

Coach development programme helps develop club athletes

Robert Simmonds from Warley Woods Pacers has recently gained his Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualification and wanted to use his knowledge and experience to develop the runners at his club. He took steps to find out more as part of his Coach Development Review, with the help of local England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer (CCSO) June Swift and experts at Birmingham University.

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